three-cent pieces ( 1851-1889 )

SILVER Three-Cent Piece ( 1851-1873 )

Composition: 75% silver 1851-1853 / 90% silver 1854-1873 

Weight: .80 grams 1851-1853 .75 grams 1854-1873 

Diameter: 14 mm 

Mints: Philadelphia, New Orleans 

NICKEL Three-Cent Piece ( 1865-1889 )

Composition: copper-nickel 

Weight: 1.94 grams 

Diameter: 17.9 mm 

Mints: Philadelphia